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Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL April 24th, 2015

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The Player's Tribune is always rather interesting read... this one is very touching and very hard. Daniel Carcillo writes about the loss of Steve Montador. [The Player's Tribune]

Is spending a lot of money on goalies bad? [The Globe and Mail]

Should the Hockey Hall of Fame should also be a Hall of Ethics? [Faceoff Circle]

Tom Wilson was speared in the groin. [SB Nation]

Knuckles vs Numners: Enforcers are a dying breed. [Grantland] {Video}

Hal Gill announced his retirement. [Broad Street Hockey]

Is Vegas a terrible place for a NHL team? [FiveThirthyEight]

NHL agitators in the playoffs: they play an important role, but where is the line? [National Post]

Mark Stone, Aaron Ekblad and Johnny Gaudreau are in the running for the Calder Trophy. [Toronto Sun]

Oilers set to announce Chiarelli hiring. [Sportsnet] {Video starts automatically}

A player the Avs drafted - but never signed - has won the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy as the Ontario Hockey League's top overage player. That would be the Barrie Colts captain Joseph Blandisi. [The Barrie Examiner]

Crawford: Family of Champions book launch and movie screening to be held at Empire Theatre in Belleville. [Inside Belleville]